An incredibly beautiful parrot that can attract anyone in just a single glimpse on it and known for stealing the hearts of many people they meet is the Golden Parrot which is also a rare species of parrot. They are also called Golden Conure, Queen of Bavaria Conure, Golden Parakeet, and Yellow Conure. Originally, they are native to Northeastern Brazil. And, only found in a small area that is south of the Amazon River. It is believed that they live in a tall forest when it’s dry season. During breeding season they move to open areas on the edge of forests. Mostly wild Golden Parrot are difficult to spot as they are usually not seen in large groups. It also have been listed as endangered species since 1975. Well, despite being rare still it has been an affectionate companion pet for many bird lovers.
A medium-sized parrot is known for its bright yellow plumage due to which it’s named as Golden Parrot. Well, this Golden Parrot is generally found in a length of 13 to 14 inches and a weight of 8.8 to 9.5 ounces. They have a bright yellow body with the dark green tip of the outer wings, brown irises, pink legs, and grey beak. Both males and females of this species look nearly similar to its external appearance. And, in case of the baby of this parrot, it has a green upper tail, neck, and head with brown legs.
Generally, the lifespan of the Golden Parrot is 20 to 30 years on average and they can live even more but it depends upon how they care and the diet they have.
Golden Parrot isn’t truly social but they can be found in pairs or small groups feeding and roosting in treetops together. Well when they are socialized properly, they even enjoy the companion of people and can be a loving and affectionate pet for families. They are also very active and loves to climb, play, and chew. They tend to be highly intelligent which needs lots of mental stimulation to prevent them from being bored and destructive. And if in case they are bored, they will start plucking their feathers and sometimes even become noisy. So, it requires plenty of attention and distraction through tricky toys or exercises.
The golden parrot is very vocal and known for its high pitches and loud sounds which can quite noisy for the people living in an apartment. Mostly in the breeding season, they become aggressive and produce a loud scream. Besides that, they are pretty interesting and entertaining, also they are rich in vocabulary.
Normally, Golden parrot has a varied diet of vegetables, fresh fruits, nuts, grains, etc. Also, the more different food you feed to this bird the more it becomes healthy. But the diet must consist of fresh food like grape, apple, cucumber, red peppers, beans, broccoli, sweet corns, and spinach. Well, high-quality commercial pallets can be also the best choice for its food.
Now, if you are thinking of having Golden parrot and confused about how much it will costs then it will cost you between $1400 – $2000.
When it’s about caring for a pet, feeding comes first in everyone’s mind. So, the same goes for Golden parrot but make sure to keep the food bowls clean every day. Also, the toys you provide them to play must be neat and clean. Besides, that training should be given to them and sometimes make them come out from the cage once or twice per day so that they can enjoy their freedom. Similarly, they may have some health problems like diarrhea, respiratory problem, psittacosis, etc. So, it’s better to visit a qualified vet in an interval of 2 or 3 months to prevent them from being suffered by diseases.
Some Interesting Facts of Golden Parrot
1. Golden Parrot has a unique breeding system among the breeds of parrots. As they are aided by numbers of helpers and also aid them to raise the young one protecting from toucans and other predators.
2. They have been a very smart, spunky, entertaining, and affectionate pet. They are also a perfect companion to the bird lovers even they are rare and expensive.
3. They have a stunning bright yellow colored body which is so beautiful that it has been known as the most popular cage bird and a Queen of Bavaria Conure.
4. This Golden parrot is only found in the rainforests of the Amazon Basin. And due to illegal hunting and habitat loss, it has been enlisted as endangered species.